I bet your week has been a little hard because you couldn’t check in on my latest embarassing stories, weird facial expressions or ice cream binges (just for the record, I did have it everyday I was gone and maybe even once before 10 a.m.)

The coolest of all the ice cream this week occurred today.

A square scoop of ice cream….genius.  Billy and I both got ‘Medieval Fudge’ in (my favorite) a cake cone.

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I don’t know why but when I use change to buy something it feels free.

For the first time ever I was able to use change to buy my ice cream, probably because it wasn’t at a place that I serve myself and they charge by the ounce…..hello, my purse can’t fit $10.48 of change in it to buy my usual Yogurtland.

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We ate by the lake while discussing my BIL’s upcoming HALF-MARATHON (Aug. 27).  Single Ladies:  Does it get any cooler than a half-ironman fanny pack wearing guy?  Let us know if you are interested;)

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I have to show you this dinner because I think it is in the top 8 best dinners I have ever eaten.  Halibut (lemmon pepper marinade), watermelon, grilled romain lettuce (sprinkled with olive oil and rice vinegar) and smashed potatoes (potatoes with onions, green & yellow peppers).

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And a bridal shower to end the night.  Note to Billy:  Clearly a cake pop makes me extremely happy, next time I am mad just bring me home a dozen of these.

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If you want to see pics of the GORGEOUS bridal shower and its food….my MIL took a bunch and you can see them HERE.

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Fill me in on any EXCITING NEWS I missed this week?  Let me know what you have been up to!

Favorite way to eat potatoes…..baked, fries, tator tots, mashed, smashed, hash browns?

-These smashed potatoes were the best I have ever had….I am not even trying to gain points from my MIL for saying that.

What are your FRIDAY NIGHT PLANS!?!?!

-Billy’s grandparents are coming in town and we are going for pizza in San Diego!

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I’m so excited you’re back! I started a blog which I did b/c of you inspiring me! Also I stole your “Questions” idea at the bottom b/c I thought it was incredibly smart.

I LOVE doing roasted potatoes, french fries, mashed….whatever I’ll eat it

Tonight I’m baking and then bloggin :) I haven’t had a blog since 08 so this is exciting for me :D

PS: you’re awesome!

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Soo.. about this BIL of yours….

That ice cream looks so delicious close up but it looks so tiny in the far away shot!

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umm.. the fanny pack is seriously cool!! hahah

roasted potatoes are the best- with garlic, pepper, olive oil, and all that other good stuff on it.

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HOW COULD I FORGET ROASTED POTATOES!?!? Those are amazing!

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The fanny-pack is alright…is it weird I love the post where he is barefoot and never wears shoes…totally random…and I absolutely love it!!

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Ha…he was barefoot in this picture too but you couldn’t see it…he hates wearing shoes:)

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If tater tots were good for you, I’m pretty sure I could eat them every single night. Hash browns would be a close second ;)

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yay! welcome back! :-D hope you had a ridiculously awesome time away! <3 hmmm…lets see…i lurve potatoes baked…and sweet potato fries. Yummay! :-P Tonight me and tom are cosying up and chilling.. a lovely lazy friday night! xyx

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Yay! Welcome back! My Friday night plans are a short run with Mike and maybe Bungee girl and then crashing on the couch so I can get up for a 16 miler tomorrow. :)

Best potatoes? Cheese mashed potatoes!

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Hello Gorgeous Girl – tell me you’re not leaving afterall?

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I’m stuck going to a work function tonight. womp womp.

But it’s a baseball game (minor league) and I get to eat loads of free food and drink excessively on company money. Always a bright-side! ;)

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Wait, you are?!?! YOU ARE COMING TO MY TOWN!!!! Where are you all going for pizza?!?! Have fun! Our weather is perfecto today!

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seriously. hazard center yogurtland…i’m just sayin!

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WE WERE THERE TODAY!!! We went to Sammy’s Wood Fire…have you been there? I looked on every street for you as we were driving around:)

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OMG it DOES feel free when you pay for stuff with change. Even though I get weird looks when I pile change on the counter to pay for something, i wont lie… i always still feel like a [email protected] when I leave like I scored a killer deal!

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I am not a potato lover, but I do love sweet potatoes ANY way!

We are going to have a movie date and see Bridesmaids!

Welcome back!

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Woot woot! Glad you are back :). That dinner looks amazing!! Grilled lettuce? I’ve never heard of doing that before, but it looks delicious! I think I like potatoes every way..it just depends on my mood haha. And tonight I am attending part of a bachelorette party and then my honey (Chris) is picking me up- I’m spending the night with him since we are leaving early tomorrow morning for our road trip to move him to Florida!

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Janae! pizza in san diego!?! how cool! Where at? you must tell me! We’re eating pizza tonight too, in prep for our 20 miler in the morning. I love any excuse to eat pizza.

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GORGEOUS GIRL!!! You are going to ROCK your 20 miler…I am STOKED for you!! Can’t wait to read all about it:) We went to Sammy’s Woodfire (20 minutes north of San Diego) but we were in San Diego for the majority of the day!

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I am a HUGE fan of the fanny pack… HUGE!!!

And he wears it like he doesn’t realize it’s kinda goobery. :)

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I love this comment :)

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Cake cones are my fave too!!! Welcome back!!!!!

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I still laugh when I see pictures of the fanny pack on your BIL. :P Friday night plans….I might go hang out and play putt putt :D with a good friend of mine. What have you missed?? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING :P Well, unless you saw already, I had a funeral this morning for my loverrr. ;) If you haven’t seen it yet, go check it out!!! lol

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Oh! Thrifty ice cream? I haven’t seen one of those since I was a kid. YUM.

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Glad you’re back!!! :D
That ice cream cone looks awesome!

My favorite way to eat potatoes is just a plain old baked potato w/ butter!!

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Welcome back!
Thrifty always has some great ice cream flavors. Getting a cone there always reminds me of being a kid, trying to eat the ice cream before it could drip down your hand in the scorching Central Valley, CA heat.

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SO happy that you are back in action! Where did the summer go? If you ever come to Denver I will take you too my favorite ice cream place (Sweet Action) that has incredible homemade flavors, or Little Man’s which serves ice cream and gelato out of a GIANT milk crate. Nom. Nom. Nom.

I always get confused when you call your BIL your BIL, because I just think of Billy. I guess he would make the ultimate BIL for someone, yes? But anyhow, come to Denver for the ice cream and bring your BIL because despite the fact that he wears a fanny pack he is not ugly.

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Exciting news?! I recieved tons of LARA bars and am hosting a giveaway with them!! And…I will tots eat potatoes anyway, they are the best haha :)

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Hah! The square ice cream is way awesome! Did it taste better since it was in a square? My friday was filled with crab legs! So delicious :D My tomorrow is a 6 miler. I’m thinking an ice cream reward will be in order!

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After the crazy week we’ve had, the family is staying in tonight! Making something really amazing for dinner…chicken with a sugar-free fennel-tomato sauce (besides the naturally occurring sugar in tomatoes that is) with some ricotta cheese, baked potatoes (my favorite) and a romaine and fruit salad! YUM! I’m hungry….I want dinner now.

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Glad to have u back girl! :-) Square ice cream is pretty smart! Chilling tonight and off for my surf lesson in the morning…whoo hoo – Honestly surfing is just plain awesome! xoxo from Trinidad

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What have I been up to?? Finished my first 70.3.. tonight is our 17th wedding anniversary. My hubs made a video on my site, you’d love it :) Happy Friday!

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GIRL!!! CONGRATS!!! Okay for some reason whenever I try to go on your blog it won’t let me…..maybe can you pretty please send me a link via email and maybe it would let me open it up from there? I CAN’T WAIT to see it and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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I just found your blog this week…but I am loving it.

Friday plans: going for a quick 6-miler right after work, then loading into the car for a 5 hour drive north where we will spend the weekend dipnetting for salmon.

My son and I are running a 1/2 marathon on 21 August 2011. It will be his first!

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HEY MELISSA!!! Your comment absolutely MADE MY DAY!! That is the coolest thing ever that you are running your first 1/2 with your son…you will have to keep me updated!

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You should share the recipe for his smashed potatoes! They look delish.

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HEY!!! My MIL literally just cut up 8 potatoes…cooked them with a little olive oil on the stove, mixed in peppers, onions and lowry seasoning and mixed it up a little bit (left plenty of chunks). Let me know if you try it, have an amazing day!

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welcome home sweet friend. Cake pops and ice cream along with bridal showers sound like a blast. Enjoy the last bit of vacation!

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Pizza allll the way in SD??? It better be some gosh darn good pizza….Like Bronx Pizza in Hillcrest!

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Welcome back :)

I’m loving that square scoop…unreal! I also feel like things are free when paying with change…at least I tell myself that.

I love potatoes pretty much anyway…I think a thinly sliced hash brown is pretty amazing though…especially the greasy ones you get at a diner! :)

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Yay, so glad you’re back!! I love my potatoes mashed!

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YAY you’re back!! I’m so happy, although you did have some really awesome guest posts!!

I love any and all potatoes! They are m y ultimate favourite carb and will eat them in any way, shape or form! Grilled romaine?!?! I have never even heard of that! Sounds yummy!

Tonight I’m going to see a friend in her NEW house and we’re going to eat CAKE and play with her new PUPPY. Perfection.

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PS I have a really good giveaway going on so CHECK IT OUT!!! :D

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YAAAAY I missed you hardcore! I love paying for things in change – I agree, it feels free!!!

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it’s funny because I never thought someone loved ice cream/fro yo as much as I do…and then I found your blog. I think we should start a froyoholics anonymous group? It might be the best group ever!

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p.s. i’m single! bahaha! ;)

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AHHHH What if we became family….I LOVE IT:) We could eat fro-yo and ice cream multiple times a day together, come move in with us:)

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ummm seriously Janae, that would be TOO perfect!!!!

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You’re posts somehow always manage to make me laugh! :-) Hands down my favorite way to eat potatoes (esp sweet potatoes) are as fries. I try to give myself the best of both worlds – healthy and deliciousness – by baking sweet potato fries!

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whoop! *Your not You’re!

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“I don’t know why but when I use change to buy something it feels free.” <—– ME TOO

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WELCOME BAAAAAAAAAACK JANAE! Funny that you should mention paying in all change for your ice cream. Since I’ve been home for the summer my mom and I have made Dairy Queen our totally rad hangout. We go all the time. It may even be embaressing but I have no shame so I’m over it. Anyways. Since we go so often, my mom has created the “Dairy Queen Change Purse”. We put all of our extra change in this purse and store it in my mom’s car. That way, we never have to bring money and it totally feels like it’s free! Even better, the workers recognize our voices from the drive through speaker so we don’t even have to tell our orders anymore! BONUS!

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BAHAHA Okay, DQ is my FAVORITE and the fact that you have a DQ change purse absolutely makes my day! You made my day that they recognize your voice…what do you normally get?

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Hahahaha. Well I used to just got a chocolate cone dipped in chocolate of course and then realized WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING! I’m at DQ! So my order is now a reese’s blizzard with chocolate ice cream. The workers know it by heart and give the perfect ice cream to reeses ratio. There is even candy AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE CUP. I don’t know what I am going to do with myself when I have to go back to college….

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GOOD GIRL….blizzards are the bomb. I am going to try your COMBO asap and I need to become friends with the DQ workers so that they hook me up with more candy!

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seriously, i JUST said yesterday, “if you pay with change, it’s free!” too funny that you share that philosophy, janae!
square ice cream?? NEVER have i seen that – > awesome! transport up to canada, ok?!

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AHHHH THAT MAKES MY DAY!!! We are so alike. I will send you some ice cream:)

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I missed you!!! So glad you are back!!

I would have to say tater tots are my favorite. Drowned in ketchup.

Friday night plans (you would love to be hanging with me right now)… Watching House Hunters International and making Rice Krispie Treats. I’m wild and crazy like that.

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Ummm. Why do I feel like square ice cream will taste better then regular?

I’m doing laundry and planning my Trader Joes blog raffle while resting my legs for my long run in the AM. Clearly I’m the coolest kid on the block. :)

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Yeah! Janae is back. Let’s all celebrate by going out and getting ice cream!!!! Thanks Janae for sharing some awesome bloggers with us this week. I hope you had a fantastic time!!!!

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mmm i love potatoes!!! i’ll eat them just about any way… my fam always jokes that i’ve never met a potato i didnt like :)

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I about cried when I read your post. I was born in SoCal and lived there for 10 years before moving. I so remember Thrifty’s drug store and ice cream. Even though it’s been 28 years since I’ve had it I remember Malted Chocolate Crunch being my favorite. I am so jealous.

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I am in San Diego for a wedding this weekend!! And I went to Yogurtland for the first time ever since we don’t have them in Oregon! I’ll do a post about it when I get home. The wedding is near Ocean Beach and it is beautiful here! I had a beautiful 6 mile run this morning along the ocean. What’s your favorite part about San Diego!?

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yay San Diego! I get so excited when people mention (and visit!) it. I love this city! (Yogurtland may be one of the main reasons too!)

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Welcome back!!!!! Some of us met up at Yogurtland in Orem and you were missed! Maybe next time I can meet you. Looking forward to your antics in your upcoming posts.

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AHHHH promise me that we can go when I get home?!?!?!

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Of course! I was at the Nike Outlet in Park City and saw a shirt that reminded me of you. It had a huge ice cream cone on it and it said, “There’s no I in team, but there is an I in ICE CREAM.” Was that made for you or what? :)

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We bought a new Tahoe today! Well, new to us because it’s used but now we can fit more people in the vehicle and it will meet our growing families needs.

I like my potatoes grilled with a little garlic and shredded parmesean. If I don’t eat it that way, I love baked potatoes.

We actually drove down to visit our parents this weekend in our hometown. Thankfully both of our parents live within 5 minutes of each other, which makes visiting for the holidays easier. Tonight my mom made homemade lettuce wraps for us, then we picked up my younger brother from his high school football practice and took the entire family to get snow cones. Love family time!

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AHHH SO SO EXCITING ABOUT YOUR NEW TAHOE!!! Lettuce wraps are the absolute BEST!!

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YAY – you’re back!!!! (But the guest bloggers were awesome too – esp. Peanut Butter Fingers – her post rocked!)

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I KNOW…..seriously, I LOVED all of the guest posts…they are amazing!

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my mom makes the best twice baked potatoes for thanksgiving. my mouth is watering just thinking about them!

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I’m sure every other girl on here commented on your single BIL…but…I just want him to know that I am totally down with the fanny packs and I eat enough to keep up with y’all! haha

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hmmmmm…..this makes my day!!!

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Favorite potatoes are probably tater tots. Or jojo potatoes with ketchup. Yum!

My Friday night was super exciting with grocery shopping, going to the bank, mailing bills, taking the dog to the groomer, doing laundry, and prepping for my 10-mile run tomorrow!

PS. If you decide to do a Yogurtland tour someday, the only one in Oregon is about 15 mins from my house so you are welcome to stay with us :)

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Sweet potatoes, wrapped in foil and grilled. They swim in their own sweet juices… how could you say no?

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FRENCH FRIES!!

Half-mar? I’m so proud!

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AHHH we have missed you! you are so freakin adorable. no joke- your BIL is so so attractive! Just sayin..

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Your brother in law is cute. And you said he is single? ;) oh, and for potatoes I would definitely take tater tots any day! I’m glad youre back to blogging from your vaca! Hope you had a blast!!

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They call that flavor Medieval Madness over here in So. Cal ! :)

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i missed your booo-te-ful face!!!!

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My big news?… Oh I only got ENGAGED! You told me to let you know when it happened haha. I posted the story if ya wanna read!

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AHHHH I AM SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! You are going to be the most beautiful bride ever!

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When do you head home? When do you go back to work? Do you miss your fam?

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HEY GIRL!!! We go back tomorrow and I start work on Tuesday:( I REALLY MISS MY FAMILY, we get to have dinner with them tomorrow though:)

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I miss seeing your family, too! hahaha! …but I’m also going to miss B-dawg’s family. ;)
Have a safe trip home and I can’t wait to read all about it! I’m kind of wanting to post more food/family/fun pics on my blog, too. You are super inspiring! Can’t you move to Boston so we can hang out all the time and be BFF’s??
xo
jocelyn

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Is it pathetic that I did miss your strange facial expressions, raves about fro-yo, and copious candy and dessert photos?! Welcome back :)

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Thrift ice cream is the best! I grew up eating is ALL THE TIME in California and I miss it desperately now that I am in Utah. :( Thanks for having some for the rest of us.

Welcome back!

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